Senior Deputy County Administrator

San Joaquin County
(209) 953-7325
(209) 468-0508

The County Administrator’s Office is recruiting a Senior Deputy County Administrator.  This senior management position has broad, independent responsibility for directing, coordinating, and advising on administrative, financial, and policy activities of the widest range and greatest difficulty for County departments. The Senior Deputy will be expected to model a strong work ethic and leadership skills, including accountability for oneself and others.  Assignments are carried out with maximum independence and are reviewed by the Assistant County Administrator and/or the County  Administrator.  The Senior Deputy County Administrator will have regular interaction with the Board of Supervisors and will interface with  department heads, outside agencies and others regarding financial, budgetary, administrative, legislative, and policy matters. 

The Senior Deputy County Administrator will play a critical leadership role in the County organization and must be a collaborative and creative problem solver.  The ideal candidate will possess strong financial and budget analysis experience and formal education in business, finance or accounting, coupled with a strong global management perspective.  Experience managing Economic Development projects which included implementation of strategic initiatives, negotiating agreements and establishing partnerships with community stakeholders is desirable.  This positions spends up to 50% of it’s time in the area of Economic Development.  Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills which will be used to present complex financial information to the Board of Supervisors, Boards and Commissions, County   Management and other organizations.  The County Administrator is seeking a strong leader with the ability to affect change and improvement in a government setting.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in public or business administration, planning, engineering, accounting, or a closely related field.

Experience:  Five years of responsible fiscal, managerial, personnel, economic development,  or governmental administrative and/or analytical work, three years of which must have included responsibility for program planning and execution at or above the level of Deputy County Administrator in San Joaquin County.

Substitution:  A Master’s Degree in public or business administration, economics, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of experience.

Annual Base Salary: $109,179-$132,704

In addition to base salary, the County offers a Cafeteria Plan in the annual amount of $24,023 which is considered the employer’s benefit contribution and may be used to purchase medical, dental, and vision coverage. Depending on a candidate’s health plan selection, premiums not paid by the Cafeteria plan allowance will be the employee’s responsibility through a pre-tax deduction.  Unused monies are paid as additional salary. 

¨ A 2% employer contribution to the County’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (valued from $2,184 to $2,654)

¨ Vacation cash-out up to 8 days annually (valued from $3,359 to $7,083)

¨ 1937 Act retirement plan with reciprocity with CalPERS

¨ 15 days of vacation leave a year (20 days after 10 years, 23 days after 20 years)

¨ 12 days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation

¨ 14 paid holidays per year

¨ 10 days of paid administrative leave per year

¨ 125 Flex Benefits Plan

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